TELARB PLUS 5/80 mg tablets are a combination medication that contains two active ingredients: Telmisartan & Amlodipine. Telmisartan belongs to the class of medications known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. TELARB PLUS 5/80mg tablets are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.
TELARB PLUS 5/80mg tablets are primarily used for the following purposes:
- Hypertension: The combination of Telmisartan and Amlodipine helps to lower blood pressure. Telmisartan blocks the action of angiotensin II, a hormone that causes blood vessels to narrow, while Amlodipine relaxes blood vessels and reduces the workload on the heart.
While TELARB PLUS 5/80mg tablets are generally well-tolerated, they may cause certain side effects in some individuals. Common side effects of Telmisartan and Amlodipine may include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Swelling in the ankles or feet
- Flushing or warmth in the face
- Palpitations (awareness of heartbeats)
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Nausea or stomach pain
If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking TELARB PLUS 5/80mg tablets, it is important to inform your healthcare provider.
When Not to Use:
TELARB PLUS 5/80mg tablets should not be used in certain situations. These include:
- Allergy: If you have a known allergy or hypersensitivity to Telmisartan, Amlodipine, or any other components of the tablets, you should avoid using this medication.
- Pregnancy: TELARB PLUS 5/80mg tablets are not recommended during pregnancy, particularly during the second and third trimesters. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider to discuss alternative options if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
- Severe Liver Impairment: Individuals with severe liver impairment may require dosage adjustments or should avoid using TELARB PLUS 5/80mg tablets due to the risk of accumulation of the medication.
- Breastfeeding: The safety of the combination medication during breastfeeding has not been established. It is advisable to consult with your healthcare provider to weigh the potential risks and benefits before using TELARB PLUS 5/80mg tablets while breastfeeding.
Always consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist for specific guidance regarding the appropriate use of TELARB PLUS 5/80mg tablets and any potential contraindications based on your individual medical history.